Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1902
Number:6 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Élie Ducommun
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1833
Year, Death:1906
Profession:Veteran peace advocate. Honorary secretary of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1902
 
Motivation:Ducommun was the unpaid leader of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and his work was therefore closely connected to it. He actively started working for peace in 1867 when he participated at the foundation of Ligue de la Paix et de la Liberté. Ducommun advocated a pragmatic and practical approach to peace work, and he promoted international arbitration.
 
Nominator:
Name:Jacques Novikow
Gender:M
Profession:Sociologist. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
City:Odessa (Odesa)
Country:UKRAINE (UA)
 
Comments: Odessa was part of Russia, then of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In 1991 the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic declared independence and the name was changed to Ukraine. Odessa is the admministrative center of southwestern Ukraine.